Factors associated with the acculturation of first generation Filipino-Americans

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148517
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Presentation
Title:
Factors associated with the acculturation of first generation Filipino-Americans
Abstract:
Factors associated with the acculturation of first generation Filipino-Americans
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1997
Author:dela Cruz, Felicitas, DNSc
P.I. Institution Name:Azusa Pacific University, School of Nursing
Title:Professor
By the year 2000, Filipino-Americans are estimated to be the largest Asian-American group in the U.S. However, despite their growing numbers, Filipino-Americans have long constituted a "hidden minority." Very scarce information about their acculturation in the U.S. exists. Among minority ethnic groups, acculturation has been associated with the incidence of hypertension, adherence to medical therapy, consumption of alcohol, marijuana and cocaine use, and sexual attitudes and behaviors.



The purpose of this study was to identify the factors associated with the acculturation of first generation Filipino-Americans. One hundred sixty five subjects completed A Short Acculturation Scale for Filipino Americans which was adapted from A Short Acculturation Scale for Hispanics.2 Translation and backtranslationn techniques for adapting a measure for cross-cultural research were conducted. The framework for this study is based on the concept that acculturation is a bidirectional complex process whereby the attitudes and/or behaviors of persons from one culture are modified as a result of contact with a different culture. It involves the simultaneous acquiring, retaining, or relinquishing of the characteristics of both the original and host culture.



The measure produced a full scale reliability (Cronbach's alpha) of .85. Factor analysis yielded three subscales - language use, media, and ethnic social relations - each obtaining a Cronbach alpha of .79.



Bivariate analysis showed that ethnic identification (r=.60, p <.001), food preference (r=.52, p <.001), education (r=.35, p <.001), lifetime in the U.S. (r=.44, p<.01), age of arrival in the U.S. (r=-.44, p <.001), family income (r=.36, p <.001), and current age (r=-.21, p <.01) are associated with the subjects' acculturation. Stepwise multiple regression showed that ethnic identification (B=.37, t=5.83, p <.001) accounted for 34% of the variance.



By knowing the factors associated with the acculturation of Filipino-Americans, nurses can tailor more culturally congruent interventions for this rapidly growing ethnic group, which in turn can lead to improved patient care outcomes.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFactors associated with the acculturation of first generation Filipino-Americansen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148517-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Factors associated with the acculturation of first generation Filipino-Americans</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1997</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">dela Cruz, Felicitas, DNSc</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Azusa Pacific University, School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">fdelacru@apu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">By the year 2000, Filipino-Americans are estimated to be the largest Asian-American group in the U.S. However, despite their growing numbers, Filipino-Americans have long constituted a &quot;hidden minority.&quot; Very scarce information about their acculturation in the U.S. exists. Among minority ethnic groups, acculturation has been associated with the incidence of hypertension, adherence to medical therapy, consumption of alcohol, marijuana and cocaine use, and sexual attitudes and behaviors.<br/><br/><br/><br/>The purpose of this study was to identify the factors associated with the acculturation of first generation Filipino-Americans. One hundred sixty five subjects completed A Short Acculturation Scale for Filipino Americans which was adapted from A Short Acculturation Scale for Hispanics.2 Translation and backtranslationn techniques for adapting a measure for cross-cultural research were conducted. The framework for this study is based on the concept that acculturation is a bidirectional complex process whereby the attitudes and/or behaviors of persons from one culture are modified as a result of contact with a different culture. It involves the simultaneous acquiring, retaining, or relinquishing of the characteristics of both the original and host culture. <br/><br/><br/><br/>The measure produced a full scale reliability (Cronbach's alpha) of .85. Factor analysis yielded three subscales - language use, media, and ethnic social relations - each obtaining a Cronbach alpha of .79.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Bivariate analysis showed that ethnic identification (r=.60, p &lt;.001), food preference (r=.52, p &lt;.001), education (r=.35, p &lt;.001), lifetime in the U.S. (r=.44, p&lt;.01), age of arrival in the U.S. (r=-.44, p &lt;.001), family income (r=.36, p &lt;.001), and current age (r=-.21, p &lt;.01) are associated with the subjects' acculturation. Stepwise multiple regression showed that ethnic identification (B=.37, t=5.83, p &lt;.001) accounted for 34% of the variance.<br/><br/><br/><br/>By knowing the factors associated with the acculturation of Filipino-Americans, nurses can tailor more culturally congruent interventions for this rapidly growing ethnic group, which in turn can lead to improved patient care outcomes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:46:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:46:20Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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